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    Core Leadership Area Director

    Sandy Whitmore


    The Membership Committee within SHRM chapters can be considered the HR of the HR organization.  Our goal is to Recruit, Retain, & Engage new and existing members.  The NYS SHRM membership team works to provide leadership and support to all NYS SHRM affiliated chapters. Our overarching goal is to be a resource by providing Chapters with the best practices across the state to aid in the positive growth of our membership.

    Chapter Membership Directors

    Albany #0105
    Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA)
    Membership Director: Maggie Stephenson,  
    Covering the following counties: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga

    Binghamton #0343
    Southern Tier Association for Human Resources (STAHR)
    Membership Director: Dianne Cappiello,
    Covering the following counties: Broome, Tioga, Delaware, and Chenango in New York, and Susquehanna in Pennsylvania

    Buffalo #0232
    Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA)
    Membership Director: Alicia Kenney, 
    Covering the following counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming

    Elmira #0412
    Human Resources Association of the Twin Tiers (HRATT)
    President: Laurel Eschbach,
    Covering the following counties: Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler in New York, and Bradford and Tioga in Pennsylvania.

    Ithaca #0312
    SHRM of Tompkins County (SHRMTC)
    Membership Director: Michelle La Fave,
    Covering the following counties: Tompkins

    Jefferson/Lewis Counties #0559
    North Country Human Resources Association (NCHRA)
    Membership Director: Anita Lyndaker,
    Covering the following counties: Jefferson and Lewis

    Long Island #0213
    SHRM Long Island Chapter, Inc. (SHRM-LI) 
    President: Jennifer Carey,
    Covering the following counties: Brooklyn, Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens

    Middletown #0317
    Hudson Valley SHRM (HVSHRM)
    Membership Director: Tarsha Mcneil,
    Covering the following counties: Sullivan, Ulster, Orange, and Rockland

    New York City #0001
    New York City SHRM (NYC SHRM)
    Membership Director: Samantha DiMercurio, 
    Covering the following counties: Kings, New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond, and Bronx 

    Potsdam #0568
    St. Lawrence Valley Human Resources Management Association (STLVHRMA)
    Membership Director: Wendy Vatter,
    Covering the following counties: St. Lawrence

    Poughkeepsie #0524
    Mid-Hudson Human Resource Association (MHHRA)
    Membership Director: Dawn O'Neil,
    Covering the following counties: Ulster and Dutchess

    Rochester #0395
    Genesee Valley Chapter (GVC SHRM)
    Membership Director: Timothy McKenna,
    Covering the following counties: Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

    Syracuse #0162
    Central New York SHRM (CNY SHRM)
    Membership Co-Chairs: Amanda E Cooper, & Lisa Reedy,
    Covering the following counties: Onondaga, but also cross Madison, Cortland, Cayuga and Oswego 

    Utica #0221
    Mohawk Valley SHRM (MVSHRM)
    Membership Director: Michele LaPorte,
    Covering the following counties: Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Otsego, Chenango, Cortland
    Also overlap with CNYSHRM in Onondaga and Oswego, overlap with NCHRA in Lewis, overlap with CRHRA in Schoharie, may overlap with Delaware, Seneca and Tompkins 

    Westchester #0058
    Westchester Human Resource Management Association (WHRMA)
    Membership Director: Meghan Tooley,
    Covering the following counties: Westchester